I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Neuropsychology from the San Diego State University/University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in 2017. I completed my internship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in the Neuropsychology Track. I will begin a 2-year neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital (Bedford VA) in September 2017.
In my research I investigate how the brain processes visceral sensations (interoception) and how the brain monitors and regulates behavior (executive functioning). Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and structural neuroimaging, I am examining the activation, size, and shape of the brain regions involved in these complex processes. By linking neuroimaging with clinical psychology, I ask questions such as “Is abnormal interoceptive processing a risk factor for developing alcohol or drug addiction?”
My clinical work focuses on the assessment and diagnosis of cognitive dysfunction in adults.